Show simple item record

dc.contributorEl Shahat, Ali Ahmed Ibrahimen_US
dc.contributorAw-Hassan, Aden A.en_US
dc.creatorDhehibi, Boubakeren_US
dc.identifier.citationBoubaker Dhehibi, Ali Ahmed Ibrahim El Shahat, Aden A. Aw-Hassan. (21/12/2016). Impacts of Irrigation on Agricultural Productivity in Egypt. Annals of Arid Zone, 55 (3&4), pp. 67-78.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the impacts of the main primary production factors (e.g. seed, nitrogen, phosphorus, etc.), on the total production of the main crops produced in Egypt (cotton, berseem, maize, rice and wheat), with special emphasis on the role of irrigation. Specifically, the paper estimates the isoquant curves for the inputs irrigation water and fertilizer (used in quantity) on productivity of these crops and assesses the value of marginal products of irrigation water with special emphasis on elasticity of the production factors and the economics of returns to scale. Farm level data for 2011- 2012 were collected for a sample of 152 producers in South El Husainia Plain, Egypt. The data was used to estimate the Cobb-Douglass production function and isoquant curves. Empirical findings showed increasing returns to scale for berseem and cotton, but decreasing returns to scale for wheat, rice and maize production was identified. Except for berseem and wheat, the irrigation water productivity for rice, cotton and maize have been found relatively low compared to the world average levels reported by FAO (1.09, 0.65 and 1.80 kg m-3 for rice, cotton and maize, respectively). Overall, marginal productivity of irrigation water for the studied crops, especially for cotton, has been low. These results suggest that farmers could increase the production of these crops by applying water more efficiently. This highlights the need to improving irrigation performance through improved and known water management practices which will largely preserve water resources. In particular, there is a need for greater political and institutional involvement to design and develop policy instruments that will facilitate adoption of the farmer participatory water management practices.en_US
dc.publisherArid Zone Research Association of Indiaen_US
dc.sourceAnnals of Arid Zone;55,(2016) Pagination 67,78en_US
dc.subjectreturns to scaleen_US
dc.titleImpacts of Irrigation on Agricultural Productivity in Egypten_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idDhehibi, Boubaker: 0000-0003-3854-6669en_US
cg.creator.idAw-Hassan, Aden A.: 0000-0002-9236-4949en_US
cg.subject.agrovocirrigation wateren_US
cg.subject.agrovocagricultural productivityen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerZagazig University - ZUen_US
cg.contributor.funderUnited States Agency for International Development - USAIDen_US
cg.contributor.projectMiddle East North Africa Water and Livelihoods Initiative (WLI) - Regionalen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
mel.funder.grant#United States Agency for International Development - USAID :EEM-G-00-04--00010-00en_US

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

DSpace software copyright © 2002-2016  DuraSpace
MELSpace content providers and partners accept no liability to any consequence resulting from use of the content or data made available in this repository. Users of this content assume full responsibility for compliance with all relevant national or international regulations and legislation.
Theme by 
Atmire NV